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Non-Profit Report: Helping People with AIDS Inc.

Begun 15 years ago, Helping People with AIDS Inc. raises money for the purpose of funding programs and/or projects that provide direct services to those living with HIV and AIDS in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. It is an ...

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Good training programs can work for all staffers

“We’re thinking of instituting a management training program in which we would select a few promising employees who would have an opportunity, on a regular basis, to learn facets of our business they might not be familiar with already. “Obviously, ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Judicial Process Commission Inc.

The Judicial Process Commission Inc. is a grassroots community organization of volunteers who are committed to peace and justice. The commission’s work grew from the religious community’s response to city uprisings in the 1960s, the arrests of anti-war protesters, the ...

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Non-Profit Report: Rochester Technicians Program Inc.

Begun in 1991, the Rochester Landscape Technicians Program Inc. seeks to recruit, train and place unemployed men and women in full-time jobs in the landscape and horticulture field. The program specifically is geared toward those age 18 and older who ...

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OSHA’s ergonomics standard covers all

The U.S. Small Business Administration estimates employers will spend $18 billion in the first year of implementation of the ergonomics standard proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration late last fall. OSHA contends the costs are lower and predicts ...

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Bad supervisor’s results likely to worsen in time

“I’m concerned about the behavior of one of the managers I promoted some time ago. She generally behaves like a tyrant. She lets her temper get out of control and she seems to pick on certain employees, monitoring their every ...

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It’s not too late to cut through clutter

It’s almost summer, and you have just a few days left to finish up any belated spring cleaning before the season officially changes. The gangly poinsettias on the hearth, the mistletoe in the hallway, the cobwebs on the ceilings and ...

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Court’s ruling expands health-provider liability

Constitutional litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court is not the usual venue for decisions affecting the health care industry, but a recent decision from the court is just that. While the case in question explicitly concerned whether a private individual ...

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Project labor agreements offer numerous benefits

The Monroe County Legislature’s acceptance of a project labor agreement, or PLA, for the Stutson Street Bridge replacement project has awed some and astonished many. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and ...

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Non-Profit Report: East House

The mission of East House-celebrating 34 years of serving the Rochester community-is to improve the lives of those recovering from mental illness, chemical dependency or other disabling conditions. Following is a list of the organization’s programs and services: — The ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Rochester Council on Occupational Safety and Health

The Rochester Council on Occupational Safety and Health was founded in 1981 by a group of union members, physicians and educators. It is a non-profit organization of labor, health, legal and other professionals working to improve occupational safety, health and ...

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Campaign aims to give firm its own ‘i-dentity’

(This week marks the debut of a monthly column by Rochester Business Journal reporter Smriti Jacob on the people and ideas behind creative work produced by local advertising agencies.) They call him Ned, from the movie “Waking Ned Divine.” It ...

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Before major job move,get financial guarantee

“I’m being considered for a job as head of a production unit of a company in California. I’m very excited about the possibilities, but relocating to California scares the heck out of me, with housing prices being what they are, ...

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Non-Profit Report:
American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation, Western New York Chapter is one of some 25 chapters of the organization nationwide. ALF is a voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing more than 100 liver diseases, including hepatitis, and gallbladder diseases ...

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S corporation eligibility can be hard to achieve

In the last two columns, we reviewed several strong reasons for making the S election. They lead to the obvious question: Why isn’t every corporation an S corporation? One answer is that it can be difficult to meet the requirements ...

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